Since its founding in 1998, Summit Bank Foundation has been dedicated to promoting volunteerism and corporate support for non-profits in the Bay Area area.
In recent years, the Foundation has aligned its focus to areas vital to our area - education and health. The Foundation has been active in education, first by promoting Grade Specific curriculums in Financial Literacy for K-12 students through the Newspapers in Education program.
The Foundation later shifted to providing Oakland high school students the financial support they need to continue their education.
To date, the College Scholarship Program supports five funds which provide 11 scholarships to students each year.
Going forward, we are looking to the health area and will be establishing specific Cancer Research Funds for doctors at Helen Diller Comprenhensive Cancer Research Center.